Why we’re thankful

This time of year, we’re asked to look on the bright side – no matter the unrest, injustice, or terror we see around us. In fact, it’s precisely because of such trying times that it’s important to take stock of what we have, and give thanks.

  1. We’re thankful for security. So many are struggling to find safety, a home, and we at NYLC refuse to take for granted the privileged circumstances we enjoy.
  2. We’re thankful to live in a country that not only supports peaceful protest and differing points of view – it enshrines this right in the First Amendment to our Constitution.
  3. We’re thankful that young people perform such a vital role in our mission. The inheritors of our world are rarely called upon to shape its future. We see the flaw in that and are thankful for passionate youth leaders who accept this endeavor.

Part of our mission is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Now more than ever we appreciate how necessary that charge is. With youth at the fore, we strive to address the genuine needs of people across the globe – so that everyone has something for which to be thankful.